SOURCES Set For Changes

CELINA — Members of the board of trustees of SOURCES, the Community Action Agency serving Auglaize and Mercy counties, voted Thursday night to relinquish its CAA designation. The move, which was made to ensure services remain available to residents in both counties, will be made in a timely manner to allow for an appropriate transition of services. SOURCES is a resource to help provide services to the low-income communities in the two counties and to resolve financial issues.

“We believe the best way to continue to serve our customers is to combine our resources with those of the Lima/Allen Council on Community Affairs,” said Tammy Barger, the President of the Board of Trustees of SOURCES, in a news release. “We need to conclude the audit issues while we meet the needs of the people we serve without disruptions.”

The transportation services and Home Energy Assistance Program services will continue without interruption. These services have been provided by SOURCES for several years and no changes are planned for either the long or short term.  

A formal change of provider for the transportation services should occur during the next 60 days, but there should not be any changes in routes or service. The programs as they serve the public will not be affected.

“The people of both Auglaize and Mercer counties have used our services for quite a long time and by partnering with the Lima/Allen Council, our citizens will continue to be served well”, Barger said. “Combining resources will promote efficiencies and, we hope, allow us to reach more people with the dollars we have.”